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    I'm listening to Ella Fitzgerald doing Spring Can...

    I'm listening to Ella Fitzgerald doing Spring Can Really Hang You Up the most (Clap Hands Here Comes Charley) and am fully satisfied with the RDOs.
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    Bought and installed the rdo's. Member price from...

    Bought and installed the rdo's. Member price from Polk $102 delivered. Reaction, for me there is no longer a high-end issue; no x-over flubs, no shrill, just seamless sound across the whole spectrum....
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    Stopping Point

    Finished the stands using the sketch posted on this forum which is based on the original Polk design.

    One of the problems I had with the 10s was I felt they were big and a little out of...
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    I think mine are dark walnut; I've seen pictures...

    I think mine are dark walnut; I've seen pictures of Polk's rosewood vinyl veneer and it looks more fake than the walnut. Choice of veneer is up to your taste. Walnut or teak will take oil finishes...
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    New Drivers

    I mentioned that I had to replace the two mids, which I purchased new from Polk. Turns out, I also had a bad sl-2000. Fortunately, I had a garage set of M-5B's which also use the same tweeter....
  6. Run/Rise/Angle calculator

    I'm going to be building some m-10 stands soon. In looking around, I found the following website that may be useful for calculating the tilt angle:

    http://blocklayer.mobi/riserun.aspx

    It's a...
  7. Monitor 10 stand question

    Could anyone describe how the center 10.5" x 4" tilted support box (column) is constructed?

    Thanks
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    Thanks for the advice, F1. Also, ironing on new...

    Thanks for the advice, F1. Also, ironing on new veneer could heat and loosen the underlying vinyl if it's left on.

    Question: How tough is it stripping the vinyl using the heat gun? And, how much...
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    Thanks all; Polk had the mw 6503s for $60 ea plus...

    Thanks all; Polk had the mw 6503s for $60 ea plus $18 shipping plus tax. Member price: $48 each; free 2 day shipping, plus some state tax = $102 out the door to California. Done deal.
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    Veneering Monitors

    I've had good luck veneering a couple of pieces, recently a Pioneer PL-570 turntable. Used paper backed veneer and heat activated adhesive. On the Pioneer the vinyl peeled off fairly easily; hard...
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    Bought the pair

    Finally got to see, but not hear, the m-10s. Guess they're the B model, drivers show 1987 & the tweeters are sl-2000. Cosmetically, they were ok, but one cabinet seems to have two frozen mids, the...
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    What to look for in Monitor 10s?

    Found a pair of beat-up m5b a couple of weeks ago. Relplaced one frozen mw6502 and sealed the cabinets; they sound really good and I'm interested in getting some keepers. Going to see a set of c/l...
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    Cabinet glue for m5b

    Found a set with a hole drilled through back panel. Plan to glue-in a short section of 1/2" dowel. Any suggestions for glue to secure the plug and seal the cabinet?

    Thanks
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    Thanks for the advice. Throught moving various...

    Thanks for the advice. Throught moving various components between the two units, the damaged speaker is clearly faulty. The cone is frozen in place, will not flex. Also, I'm seeing that frozen...
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    New Poster

    I picked up a pair of Monitor 5s (assembly date is1987) from a thrift store yesterday. One cabinet and grill was in good condition, the second appeared to have been dropped, two corners had major...
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